Yesterday we held our Lottery/Drawing party to choose artists for the festival in January. We used our complicated scientific process of drawing names from a hat, as we have done every year. This year was slightly different from previous years. We have over 60 applicants; a new record for Tucson Fringe. Last year we had 42 applicants, so this is a huge leap for us. Sadly, with a 30% increase in applicants, we could not increase the number of performers chosen by 30%. We have increased the number of performers from 20 to 25 this year. We hope to add more as we continue to grow. We broke another record for the Tucson Fringe this year with the number of applicants from our home town, Tucson. It should be made clear, at this time we do not favor local artists over out of town artists. Everyone has the same opportunity and chances of having their name drawn from the hat.
Our performance applications have closed, and the numbers look amazing. We had over 60 applicants with almost a third being from Tucson, AZ. Both these numbers are the highest they have ever been in the history of the Tucson Fringe Festival. We are still finalizing venue details, but we may have the most venues in the festival’s history. The 2019 festival will be the biggest to date and we cannot wait to see what our tenth year will look like. So, what comes next? What are the next steps in preparing for the festival? We are holding our lottery drawing to choose performers for the upcoming festival on Sunday, September 9, 2018. We use a complicated, scientific process to choose our list of performers. We draw names from a hat! We will have live videos on all the social medias and you can view the drawing event from anywhere in the world. Local performers, and anyone else who wants to,
Performance applications for the 8thAnnual Tucson Fringe Festival are open for only one more day. Applications close on September 1 (Tomorrow) at 11:59pm EST. Our lottery party and drawing of performers will be Sunday, September 9 at 5pm EST. Look for live streams on all the social media platforms. Anyone is welcome to attend the event in person. Local applicants are encouraged to attend. Come hang out with us as we draw performances for our next festival. Drawing names out of a hat is exciting. You can learn more about the festival on our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages and be sure to check out the Faceboook Event Page for our Lottery Party. Tucson Fringe is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and we can accept donations through our online store which is also where you can purchase tickets for our events when they are available, usually two months prior to any of our events. We also accept physical donations such as equipment
The performance application for the 2019 Tucson Fringe Theater Festival will close on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 11:59pm. You can submit more than one show idea, but each show will be drawn separately. There is no guarantee your submissions will be picked. The drawing lottery will be on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 5pm. We will post live feeds on all the social media pages. You can view the lottery at home, and local applicants can attend. Details about the event can be found on our Facebook Event Page. This is a free public event. The 8thAnnual Tucson Fringe Festival will take place on January 10 – 13, 2019. We will have a press preview party on Thursday, January 10thand the festival will begin on Friday, January 11th. There will be events all weekend at 6 different venues in downtown Tucson, AZ; Hotel Congress, The Steinfeld Warehouse, The Screening Room, The Scoundrel & Scamp Theater, Cans, and Studio ONE.